Lots to unpack from today’s Apple event in San Francisco. The highlights:
- Apple Watch preorders start April 10th for a April 24th launch, and Australia is included.
- The 12″ fanless MacBook is real, and it’s spectacular.
- HBO Now launches in April and is exclusive to AppleTV.
We have a launch date for Netflix in Australia – three weeks from today. In details announced today, there will be multiple plans (tiering by quality and number of concurrent streams) and unmetered usage for iiNet and Optus customers. It’ll be available on Apple TV as well as a plethora of other platforms.
Thanks for dropping by – I’ll be filling in for Benny while he’s on a well-deserved break. On to the news…
The major Apple news over the weekend was Brian Chen’s article in the New York Times, detailing some inside info from the development of the Apple Watch. The project, code-named Gizmo, was delayed a bit due to key staff jumping ship for Nest, and there is also an unannounced Power Reserve feature that will still provide the time when the battery is almost exhausted.